I'm using the watchdog on an ARM system running Ubuntu, watchdog itself works perfectly fine however since I have enabled the watchdog I get so many "watchdog watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!" messages in dmesg that basically dmesg has become unusable. Is there any way to disable these watchdog messages or at least redirect them to a different log file ? I cannot find a way to do it.
The "watchdog did not stop!" message is caused by closing the watchdog device without stopping the watchdog (via the magic character 'V').
Keeping the device open will prevent this.